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Blackmagic Ursa

Blackmagic Upgrades Ursa to Shoot 4K at 80p

Blackmagic released a major update to its 4K Ursa camera today, bumping the maximum frame rate to 80fps and employing a new 3:1 raw compression ratio that increases the amount of footage that can be recorded on a CFast card — … more »

4K Cameras: What’s the State of the Art in 2014?

With the publication of our third annual overview of the 4K camera market, it's time to start wondering how much longer a 4K camera guide will be relevant. 4K acquisition has quickly become the rule for hot new cameras, and … more »

Polecam/Antelope Camera Rig Captures 350 fps Underwater

What happens when you mix an Antelope with a FishFace? Not another oddball hybrid out of Splice, but something just as cool and much more practical: underwater slo-mo. Polecam has just launched a new remote head lightweight jib arm fitted with a version … more »

Panasonic AJ-PX270

From the Trenches: The Panasonic AJ-PX270 Goes Behind the Scenes for Equals

Following up my initial impressions of Panasonic’s AJ-PX270 back in April, I have since had the opportunity to work extensively with the new camera shooting behind-the-scenes for Equals, a futuristic love story produced by Ridley Scott and starring Nicolas Hoult … more »

Panavision Primo 70 lenses

Panavision’s New Primo 70 Lenses Are in Stock and Ready to Go

Panavision's new Primo 70 series of lenses is in stock and ready for rental, the company said. The lenses, which were officially introduced at NAB 2014, have been used on two feature films and a number of commercials, Panavision said, … more »

JVC GY-LS300

JVC Announces Three Sub-$4500 4K Ultra HD Camcorders for 2015

JVC said it will ship three inexpensive 4K Ultra HD camcorders in February and March 2015. All three cameras in the new 4KCam product line feature two SDHC/SDXC card slots, with simultaneous and relay recording modes available, a 3.5-inch LCD display, a 1.56 … more »

Quantum StorNext Pro Foundation

Quantum Bows StorNext Pro Foundation Shared Storage

Quantum introduced StorNext Pro Foundation, a new version of its StorNext Pro line of shared-storage systems designed for smaller studios, supporting up to seven simultaneous clients working with up to four streams of ProRes 422 content in its highest-capacity configuration. Aimed at … more »

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Blackmagic Design Releases Free Version of Fusion 7

Just two months after purchasing Fusion 7 maker Eyeon Software, Blackmagic Design has made the VFX and compositing package for Windows available as a free download. The free Fusion 7 is not feature-limited, Blackmagic said. The software includes an array … more »

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Foolcontrol Can Run Red Cameras from MacBooks and iPhones

Cinematographer Mikael Lubtchansky has developed Foolcontrol iOS and OS X software for remote control of Red Digital Cinema cameras. Before it can be used with an iOS device, Foolcontrol requires some way to get the camera on the same network as the device, such … more »

Xsens MVN Link Mocap Suits

Xsens Revamps, Slashes Price on Its Inertial Mocap Systems

Xsens said today that it has begun shipping redesigned versions of its MVN inertial motion-tracking system. The new systems are more technically advanced, with new capabilities that the company hopes will better position them to handle full-scale production work in … more »